WDF World Cup Men Pairs 1987

From October 22 to 24, 1987, the sixth WDF World Cup was played at the Vally Sport Complex in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Twenty-three countries participate in the competition. The New Zealand team brought no less than 200 supporters and before the competition started the “Maori” presented their famous "Haka" war dance as a warm-up.

With 23 countries making the trip to Denmark, a new record is set, the 21 women's teams are also a record. Italy, Spain and Switzerland make their debut at a WDF World Cup.

With four wins in the pairs event since 1977 the English duo John Lowe & Eric Bristow were odds on favourites again this year. They would not get the title easily though. In the first round they narrowly won 4-3 against Kendy Lo & Paul Shek of Hong Kong. The other British pair, Cliff Lazarenko & Bob Anderson went out first round 4-3 against Paul Lim & Kim-Seon Meng from Singapore. 

The favourites for the title went on and defeated the Australian pair Horrie Seden & Kevin White in the semi-final 4-1. In the other semi-final the other Australian duo John Burnett & Russell Stewart also did not qualify for the final as they lost to the experienced Americans Rick Ney & Jerry Umberger. 

In the final, the Americans took a 1-0 lead after a nice 131-finish by Rick Ney. But that was the only leg they'd get. The English top favourites won the next four legs on the trot and picked up their fifth WDF World Cup Pairs title. It’s the sixth in this event for England.

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Venue: Denmark Valby Hallen, Copenhagen From: Thursday 22 October 1987 Till: Saturday 24 October 1987

Champion

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1987 WDF World Cup
England England

List of finals

Year Winner Result Runner-Up
2019
Canada Canada
6
6 - 2
England England
2
2017
Russia Russia
6
6 - 3
Canada Canada
3
2015
Netherlands Netherlands
6
6 - 3
England England
3
2013
England England
6
6 - 0
South Africa South Africa
0
2011
England England
6
6 - 4
Sweden Sweden
4
2009
Australia Australia
6
6 - 4
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
4
2007
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
2005
Netherlands Netherlands
4
4 - 1
Denmark Denmark
1
2003
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
2001
England England
4
4 - 2
Finland Finland
2
1999
Wales Wales
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1997
Wales Wales
4
4 - 3
England England
3
1995
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1993
Canada Canada
4
4 - 1
1
1991
Australia Australia
4
4 - 2
Belgium Belgium
2
1989
England England
4
4 - 2
Belgium Belgium
2
1987
England England
4
4 - 1
United States United States
1
1985
England England
4
4 - 0
Australia Australia
0
1983
England England
4
4 - 2
Scotland Scotland
2
1981
England England
4
4 - 0
England England
0
1979
England England
4
4 - 1
England England
1
1977
England England
4
4 - 2
Wales Wales
2